Garissa County assembly MCAs last Thursday took a break from their December recess to approve the nominees for the Garissa County Revolving Fund Committee.
The members passed the motion tabled by the Assembly’s Majority Leader Mahat Osman who said the need to approve the nominees was a matter of urgency that will expedite the youth, women and persons with disabilities (PWDs) access the Shs. 150 million kitty.
Osman was seconded by Iftin MCA Mohamed Gabow. Contributing to the motion Gabow said it was necessary for members to unanimously endorse it owing to its significance.
He said the Chairman of the Revolving Funds Committee Abdi Mohamed Abdi who served as a secondary school headteacher in Sankuri Secondary and Garissa High School before joining Save the Children International as a seasoned manager has the qualifications that are commensurate to the position
Maryan Hassan said she was impressed with the list of the nominees that contained names of a woman nominee and a representative from persons with disabilities.
Goreyale MCA Abdirahman Idriss urged members to mobilise locals from their respective wards to benefit from the funds expected to be launched in mid January by the Governor Ali Korane.
MCAs who spoke during the session that was presided over by deputy speaker Mohamud Abbass, unanimously supported the list that included Abdi Mohamed Abdi (chair) Abdikarim Issack Jirow (member) Mohamed Hassan Lugey (member) Halima Hassan Ismail (member).
Chief Officers Mahat Salah (Trade), Ibrahim Nur (Finance) and Abdirahman Hassan (Sports) were coopted as members.
By Jacob Songok